Season 5 Episode 2

The Bond in The Boot

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 24, 2009 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Brennan and Booth are asked to investigate the death of a man who was murdered for the secret contents of his briefcase. They suspect that secret operatives are at work, and their theory is proven correct when they find the liquified remains of a CIA agent in the trunk of a car. Meanwhile, Brennan's new best-selling book causes tension between her and Booth, and Wendell loses his scholarship.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • Get the animal behavior right!

    The physical anthropology tends to be accurate, although the 3-D modelling is science fiction and the lab work is implausibly fast. Sure, only a rigid nitpicker would find fault with that when seeking TV entertainment. But can't they at least put in the minimum amount of research into how feral cats actually behave? Overlaying all the happy-cat mews and squeals made a weak scene all the weaker, in the same way that any movie scene involving snakes is destroyed by the application of random hisses and rattles. Feral cats don't meow! Feral cats run away from humans! Feral cats cannot be picked up and placed into carriers!

    Other than that, enjoyed the episode.

  • A disintegrating body is found while being nibbled on by cats and Booth and Brennan find themselves in the middle of a CIA case which has strong resemblances to a James Bond mission.moreless

    After that strong premiere, I personally expected a more exciting follow up and with a title like that, the episode could have had chase scenes, Bond like action or even more twists in the case but on the whole it was satisfying.

    The fact that Brennan receives a fat paycheck and Booth feels a little less well off in front of her added more reality to the characters and it was helpful to bring the subject of the economic crisis into the equation and the intern scholarship being canceled as a result. Although it was somewhat predictable that the lab staff would pitch in to help Wendell, it was still sweet to show the compassionate side of our beloved characters and their generosity.

    The bottom line is, good job with the writing but we definitely want more from Bones.moreless
  • A man is found dead, an Aston Martin is found with a bosy in the trunk and everyone is thinking spies

    This is the episode when Bones comes back on its usual form. The case is good, full of twists. The interactions are there because the team tries to save one of their own. B&B have amazing interactions and one of their best scenes EVER on the show. Everything is back on track. Money is the main theme for this episode as Brennan becomes even richer and Wendell loses his scholaship because of cutbacks. Booth is a little bothered by the fact that Brennan is so rich given he can't afford to play a professional plumper 800$ to fix his pipes. In the end everything is back to normal with Wendell staying on the team and Booth and Brennan have a pretty sexual scene under the sink...moreless
  • More mediocre television.

    Last week I remarked how the season premiere was disappointing, and lacked a lot of the things that make this show great, or at the very least only had the bare minimum of them. This episode was similar, and while it probably was slightly better from both a humor and storyline standpoint I really cannot give this any higher than a 6.5/10.

    Last year Bones was probably in the Top 15 dramas on television, but now I cannot even say that much about it. And even worse this show is getting 3 million more viewers than Fringe, a significantly superior show.moreless
  • I love Booth! That is all...

    I do love Booth and I do love the Bond analogies. The writers obvious done a lot of research!

    I also love how they know exactly what intern to pick to do that storyline with. I mean, the other interns are great in their own way but each of them have their own perfect story lines to fit into and we have already seen them interact with cases on a different level so using this intern was perfect - plus I think overall, from experience of talking to other fans, he is the most liked so it would of worked best with him!

    The ending with Booth and Bones doing the plumbing - I really like how their is always a bit of a personal touch to every episode at the end - showing them they have lives outside the world of death and murder.

    I mean, I know that each Bones episode always follows a certain pattern as in - tiny bit of personal bit or on the site case - case solving - personal bit to end - but it's a working formula and why mess with it?moreless
Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Dr. Temperance Brennan

Michaela Conlin

Michaela Conlin

Angela Montenegro

Tamara Taylor

Tamara Taylor

Dr. Camille Saroyan

T.J. Thyne

T.J. Thyne

Dr. Jack Hodgins

John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley

Dr. Lance Sweets

David Boreanaz

David Boreanaz

Special Agent Seeley Booth

Michael Arden

Michael Arden

Harold Prescott

Guest Star

Riki Lindhome

Riki Lindhome

Mandy Summers

Guest Star

Emily Foxler

Emily Foxler

Lena Brodsky

Guest Star

Michael Grant Terry

Michael Grant Terry

Wendell Bray

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • At the beginning of the episode, Animal Control has absolutely no trouble picking up and crating the feral cats that had snacked on the body. Realistically, the cats would have scattered at the first sign of a human's approach and would have never willfully been captured.

    • Goof: In the scene where Booth and Bones find the CIA agent in the trunk of the car, Bones' hair is tied back when she's looking at the blood dripping from the car, down in the back shot when they open the trunk, then up again when they show her from the front.

    • Goof: The body of the dead Russian is found at Dulles Airport in Fairfax County, VA. However, the animal control vans say Montgomery County, which is in Maryland, about 30 miles from the airport.

  • QUOTES (10)

    • Hodgins: What kind of creep breaks up with someone over e-mail?
      Angela: Yeah. Well, like there's an acceptable protocol for crushing someone's soul.

    • Harold Prescott: You are really going to trust something this important to a kid?
      Sweets: Oh me? At least I tuck myself in at night.

    • Hodgins: Wendell, my man, we still on for lunch?
      Cam: You are discussing lunch while holding a tray of cat excrement.
      Hodgins: Everybody poops. They even wrote a book about it.

    • Hodgins: There was, more than a grain of truth in those Bond films.
      Angela: Pussy Galore? That's never gonna happen.
      Wendell: Well, we can always hope.

    • Booth: You know, Bones, I'm ... I'm glad that, uh ... we don't have any secrets between each other.
      Bones: Yeah. I like that.
      Booth: I mean if we have something on our mind we just, we just share it.
      Bones: Sure. Even with all of the financial and intellectual contradictions I, still feel close to you.
      Booth: Right, because you know, none of that really matters anyway.
      Bones: Sometimes looking at it through your eyes, I believe that.

    • (Booth has gotten injured from tring to fix his sink pipes)
      Bones: Didn't your book for imbeciles teach you how to avoid injury?
      Booth: No, the bookstore they ran out of copies, and it's book for dummies, not book for imbeciles.

    • Hodgins: We're going down the rabbit hole here people. The CIA has no problem silencing people that poke around in their business.
      Angela: I hate to break it to you Jack but -- you're the guy who studies bugs, slime, and poop. It's hardly assassination worthy.
      Hodgins: Hey, a lot of people would like to see me dead.
      Angela: I'm not gonna touch that one.

    • Sweets: Elephants are gray Agent Booth, but not all gray things are elephants.

    • Mandy Summers: I got the bug because I was afraid Greg was cheating on me.
      Booth: So why didn't you mention this before?
      Mandy Summers: We're not supposed to date. I guess it's not like the FBI. We're not allowed to sleep with someone we're working with.
      Brennan: What- Is she talking about us?
      Booth: We're not ...
      Brennan: No!
      Mandy Summers: Oh, it's okay. I'm CIA. My lips are sealed.

    • Booth: We don't know what's in that case, you're calling your calvary.
      Rutledge: I know how to do my job.
      Brennan: Well then how come we found the killer and the case?

  • NOTES (1)

    • International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: October 15th, 2009 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
      Australia: October 25th, 2009 on Channel Seven
      Sweden: November 22nd, 2009 on TV3
      Spain: December 11th, 2009 on Fox
      Latin America: January 20th, 2010 on Fox
      The Netherlands: February 1st, 2010 on RTL4
      Norway: February 4th, 2010 on TV3
      Finland: September 4th, 2010 on Sub
      Slovakia: September 8th, 2010 on JOJ
      Germany: September 16th, 2010 on RTL
      Czech Republic: March 10th, 2011 on Prima


    • Hodgins: Everybody poops. They even wrote a book about it.

      The book Hodgins refers to is "Everyone Poops," a Japanese children's book written and illustrated by Tarō Gomi and first published in Japan in 1977. The English translation has been published in the U.S. within the series "My Body Science." The book tells children that all animals poop and always have.

    • Officer Kopek: It was leased using a corporate credit card: Universal Exports.

      This is an allusion to the James Bond series of films. Universal Exports is a fictional organization often used as a cover name for the company British Secret Service Agents (one of which is of course James Bond) work for.